Woke Supremacy: A Racist Attack Shows How Whiteness Evolves

Nell Irvin Painter, the author of The History of White People, a book which I own but boast of not reading, has a new op-ed in The Times this morning in which she blames “American whiteness” for a racial attack in New Jersey involving four black girls and two Indian boys.

New York Times:

“Two 17-year-old boys accused of harassing four African-American middle schoolgirls — using racial slurs and urinating on one of the victims — are facing charges including bias intimidation and lewdness.

The incident, which took place during an Oct. 18 high school football game in the New Jersey suburb of Lawrence Township and was partly captured on a video that circulated on social media, involves a cast of characters that has given some observers pause: Police say the boys are of Indian descent.

While it’s tempting to see the reported ethnicity of the boys suspected in the assault as complicating the story and raising questions about whether the assault should be thought of as racist, I look at it through a different lens. Instead of asking what the boys’ reported racial identity tells us about the nature of the attack, we should see the boys as enacting American whiteness through anti-black assault in a very traditional way. In doing so, the assailants are demonstrating how race is a social construct that people make through their actions. They show race in the making, and show how race is something we perform, not just something we are in our blood or in the color of our skin. …

In the New Jersey incident, the heritage or skin color of the boys suspected of the assault doesn’t matter. What matters is that they were participating in this pattern and thus enacting whiteness in a very traditional way. …”

Do you know who is to blame?

White people are to blame. These Indian boys were simply patrolling “the White space.” Even though they are non-White themselves, their anti-black racial slurs are an act of performative whiteness. People of Color like Indians cannot be “racist” against black people.

How about another joke, Nell?

White supremacy ceased to exist in the United States in the 1960s. We now live in the age of woke supremacy. Your article in The New York Times is an act of performative wokeness and the fact that this nonsense was published there in the first place and that you are qualified to teach American history at Princeton University shows that “white privilege” doesn’t exist.

One more thing, Nell …

You are the reason why we are recruiting all the Graysons and Jacksons. Young White men increasingly see straight through your anti-White progressive liberal bullshit. They are getting, shall we say, uppity out there and this is going to be a big problem for you.

Do you know how much White guilt I feel? ZERO!

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13 Comments

  1. Imagine if this uppity coon had to get a real job, like scrubbing white people’s floors or whatever it is colored women used to do. But thanks to white supremacy she can be an “author” who reveals how whiteness evolves. Who is buying these books? They’re probably sold in college bookstores (for around $80) as required reading in sociology classes.

    • Sheeeeeit, dawg! She wudda’ ‘cud’ bin’ woikin’ at da’ DMV…wid’ dem’ Benefits!

  2. To be anything but pale means never having to accept responsibility for your actions. It’s the projection of the hate they insist we have. I never hated anyone because of race, but the constant vitriol directed at me simply because of my Whiteness has brought a defensive reaction out of me. Which is natural for anyone with an operating survival instinct.

    If future violence occurs on a larger scale between racial groups (which I do fear will someday happen), the one group that had been merciful towards all others in recent times — Whites — will probably start reverting to the beserker-style slaughter of their “barbarian” forebears. Because all pale people, no matter how soy-infused they are, know on some level that there is a hate towards Whites simmering to a slow boil under the surface. We will have to be merciless against such crazed enemies. The culture may promote anti-White propaganda, but racial animus is always there when different groups share close quarters. This natural feeling has been ratcheted up, though, so we’ll have to let ourselves become strongly tribal again. The need for self-preservation will dictate it.

    Those other racial groups aren’t so friendly towards each other, either. I saw that truth on a daily basis in a mainly Hmong neighborhood where they, plus the American blacks, Somalis, and Hispanics (oh my!) there, all stayed away from each other. The groups also have a shared dislike with no apparent rationale, other than instinct. The only people spoken to by all the other groups were Whites like me. We’re tribal critters, of course, so when the center no longer holds and chaos follows, the tribes will turn within and strike at those without. No one wants to assimilate; they only seek to dominate.

  3. This is the same thing Jesse Jackson said in the 80s and 90s when there was a fad of blacks protesting Korean delis and grocers appearing in their neighborhoods. The supposed bad treatment they were getting from these “Irish Chinese” was all because the Koreans were emulating Whitey. Jackson, if he believed what he said, thought that, without whites providing a powerful example of how business owners should treat blacks, the Koreans would just love those good natured black shoppers who only wanted the opportunity to politely and fairly buy fresh produce from their fine establishments.

  4. “Who is buying these books? They’re probably sold in college bookstores (for around $80) as required reading in sociology classes.”

    There’s a whole lot of that going on in “academia”.

  5. Whatever you do, do not tell Nell about Ghandis early writings and definitely do not tell her about India’s colonization of Africa centuries before white people

  6. Why is she attacking the innocent? Only an animal persecutes and torments the weak and the innocent. Civilized human beings do not attack the innocent.

  7. So non-whites don’t have the agency to perform novel racism and can only ape white acts… Whoa Nellie, I don’t think you’re gonna like where that line of reasoning leads.

    • “She looks like Tyler Perry in drag.”

      I thought that’s who it was, when I first saw it.

      Dats Aunt Liza Jane fo’ sho’.

  8. I have a lot of experience interacting with people from India and the one thing that I have found to be almost universal among them is a dislike of Negroes. They may be somewhat tolerant of, or ambiguous about, Hispanics and other Asians, but they do not like people from Africa or the Middle East. I recently had an Indian ask me about Trump’s travel ban. He did not ask me why there was a ban, he wanted to know why Pakistan wasn’t included. I have spoken to a number of the uninformed (who are far too numerous) about India and Pakistan, the disputed territory of Kashmir, and the fact that both possess Nuclear weapons. I have also discussed the issue of the Caste system with people from India. As the lower Castes do not constitute much of a presence here, those that I speak with are generally in favor of the system and they speak very disparagingly of those in the lower echelons of their society. They seem to have even less regard for the Negroes.

    They, like all of the other people who come here, are very insular and they have their own social networks. They have language, music, culture, religion and media that are solely their own provinces. They have, what is in effect, a country within a country, or some might say, “a fifth column.” I cannot agree more with Mr. L. that we must strive to do the same. I have long discarded the bulk of mainstream anything, and I do my best to ignore what isn’t necessary to “my need to know,” but I do carry some of my past affinities with me due to a misguided, but sentimental, sense of nostalgia.

    A true and humorous story, I encountered a man from India, that I know, who was sobbing. I asked him what was wrong and he said that someone had called him a Camel Jockey. I shook my head and I slowly and sadly replied, “That’s not right.” Followed by “You people ride Elephants, don’t you?” He said, “Oh man, get the hell out of here!” But, he was laughing.

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